Lumière (restaurant)

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Lumière
Restaurant information
Established November 2000
Head chef Dale MacKay
Food type French, Canadian, North American
Street address 2551 West Broadway
City Vancouver
State British Columbia
Postal code/ZIP V6K 2E9
Country Canada
Reservations Not required, but recommended

Lumière was a restaurant on West Broadway in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver, Canada. It was founded by Rob Feenie, who up until 2007 was the executive chef. Feenie, who was a minority owner, left the restaurant after a falling-out with his business partners.[1] After Feenie's departure, Daniel Boulud was brought in as a new co-owner.[1] Wendy Boys has been with the restaurant since 2003 as the head pastry chef. As of February 2011, the executive chef was Dale MacKay, a former protégé of chef Gordon Ramsay and the winner of Top Chef Canada.[2][3][4] On February 28, 2011, the ownership announced that Lumiere, along with sister-restaurant db Bistro Moderne, would be closing on March 13, 2011.[1]

Honours[edit]

Designation[edit]

  • Zagat 2006 - July 2, 2006
  • Most Popular Restaurant, Vancouver
  • AAA - 2005, 2006
  • 5 Diamond Award
  • Mobile Travel Guide - 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
  • 4 Stars
  • Relais Gourmands

Awards[edit]

  • Best Restaurant 2006 - April 27, 2006
  • Critic's Poll Gold Award for Best French Restaurant
  • Champion of "Battle Crab"
  • DiRona - 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
  • Award of Excellence
  • Voter’s Favorite- Gold Medal Dish
  • Critic’s Poll Gol Award for Restaurant of the Year
  • Critic’s Poll - Chef of the Year
  • Critic's Poll Gold Award for Best Vegetarian
  • Critic's Poll Gold Award Best use of Regional Ingredients
  • America's Top Table Reader's Poll - Top Food in Vancouver
  • Pinnacle Award Canadian Restaurant of the Year
  • Media Choice for Best New Restaurant

Reviews[edit]

"The kitchen is unassailable on any level and Feenie is a serious chef whose passion for cooking comes through in every dish."

"Rare is the chef who combines raw talent, commitment to excellence, and heartfelt generosity - the requisites for operating a world class restaurant. Rob Feenie epitomizes that rarity and Vancouver is the richer for it."

"Lumiere is quite possibly the finest restaurant in all of Canada."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mia Stainsby (2011-02-28). "‘Alive for your own funeral’: Doors closing at high-end restaurants Lumiere, db Bistro Moderne". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Top Chef Canada is Ready to be Served". Shaw Media. 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  3. ^ "Bittersweet starring role for Vancouver Top Chef". Metro News. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  4. ^ "Vancouver chef Dale MacKay named Top Chef Canada winner". Vancouver Sun. 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2011-07-05.